Differentiate between Descriptive and inferential statistics. Identify the four basic sampling techniques. Understand how statistics can be abused. Organize data using frequency distributions, histograms, and stem and leaf plots.
Summarize data using mean, median and mode for measures of central tendency and range, variance and standard deviation for measures of variation. Finding and understanding percentiles and quartiles. Summarize data using box plots and five- number summaries. Finding z-scores.
Finding the probability of an event using classical and empirical probability. Using the addition and multiplication rules of probability and finding conditional probabilities. Understanding the difference between dependent and independent events.
Find the mean, standard deviation and expected value of a discrete probability distribution. Find probabilities for a binomial experiment and the mean and standard deviation of a binomial distribution.
Identify the properties of a normal distribution. Finding probabilities using z- scores and the standard normal distribution.
Use the central limit theorem to solve problems involving sample means.
Form confidence intervals for the mean and for a proportion. Find the sample size needed to form a confidence interval.
Explain what type I and II errors are in a hypothesis test. Perform hypothesis tests for a mean and a proportion.
Perform hypothesis tests for the difference of two means.
Perform hypothesis tests for the difference of two Proportions and the paired difference experiment.
Draw scatter plots, compute correlation coefficients and find the least squares line of regression.
Perform a goodness of fit test
There will be 4 exams worth 100 points each, 10 quizzes or homework assignments worth a total of 100 points, and a comprehensive final exam worth 150 points. Your 2 lowest quiz scores will not count toward your grade
90 - 100% A
80 - 89 B
70 - 79 C
60 - 69 D
0 - 59 F
Missed quizzes cannot be made up. If you miss an exam you must arrange to makeup the exam before the next class period. Only one exam can be made up.
A student with more than 4 absences may be dropped from the course.
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
Instructor: Joel Schmitter
Office : Bolin 118P
Phone : 397-4262
Office Hours : MWF 10:00 - 11:00
TR 9:30 - 11:00
MTWR 3:00 - 4:00
or by appointment
Monday 3:00 - 4:00 will be in the math help session Bolin 101
Prerequisites: Math 1233 or a satisfactory score on the placement exam.
Grading: There will be 3 exams worth 100 points each, 10 quizzes or homework assignments worth a total of 100 points, and a comprehensive final exam worth 150 points. Your 2 lowest quiz scores will not count toward your grade. Missed quizzes can not be made up. If you miss an exam you must arrange to makeup the exam before the next class period. Only one exam can be made up.
% of total points Grade
90 - 100 A
80 - 89 B
70 - 79 C
60 - 69 D
0 - 59 F
Attendance: A student with more than 4 absences may be dropped from the course.
In accordance with the law, MSU provides students with documented disabilities academic accommodations. If you are a student with a disability, please contact me.
Students should refer to the current MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policies on academic dishonesty, class attendance, student rights and activities.
Week of sec. covered
Jan 13 1, 2.1 - 2.5
20 3.1 - 3.4
27 4.1 - 4.6
Feb 3 5.1 - 5.4
10 Exam 1
17 6.1 - 6.4
24 6.5 ,6.6, 7.1, 7.2
March 3 7.3 - 7.4, 8.1 – 8.3
10 Exam 2
17 Spring Break
24 8.4, 8.5, 9.1, 9.2
31 9.3, 9.4
April 7 10.1 – 10.4
14 11.1 - 11.3
21 Exam 3
28 Review for Final
May 6 Final Exam Tuesday 1:00 - 3:00